Wondrous Ink: Selections from the Richard Fabian Collection

August 28, 2010 - December 5, 2010

To celebrate the opening of the Joy Light Gallery of Asian Art, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts will feature two exhibitions with selections from the Richard Fabian Collection, a distinguished and extensive private collection of Chinese art. Through hanging scrolls, painted fans, and illustrated albums, both exhibitions will feature landscape, bird-and-flower, and figurative paintings, as well as fine examples of the revered art of calligraphy. Our exhibition will focus on the late 19th and 20th centuries, a period of great change in China’s political, social, and cultural landscape.

Supported by
Joy Light East Asian Art Acquisition and Exhibition Fund


In honor of the opening of the Joy Light Gallery of Asian Art this fall, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is featuring a lively series of exhibitions, films, music, lectures, and family programs celebrating the cultures of East Asia. The events are coordinated by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, with support from the Joy Light East Asian Art Acquisitions and Exhibition Fund, and in partnership with Western Michigan University, Midtown Gallery, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and Fontana Chamber Arts. Click here for more information (PDF).

Ren Yu, Chinese, 1853-1901, Travellers and Trees, ink on paper